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Climategate highlights global warming bias

East Anglia University in Norwich, England is of the one of the leading authorities on global temperature levels and has promoted the theory that global warming is a man-made phenomenon that will have disastrous consequences if not addressed immediately. Last week it came to light that some of their  data integrity and scientific methods are in question.

E-mails from the university’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) were released last week, either via a hacker or a whistleblower. These e-mails indicate that scientists in the CRU were finessing data in order to ensure that it fit the parameters necessary to validate global warming. Some e-mails indicate that “tricks” were used to hide data that did not support the claim that long-term global temperatures have been increasing over the past 150 years, and that some at the CRU were cheered by the death of a global warming skeptic.

Since the 1,000 e-mails and 2,000 documents were made public last week, it has also been revealed that documents containing the raw measurement data used to support the CRU’s global warming claims have been thrown away. It was claimed that the papers and tapes were discarded in order to save space when moving to a new building.

This latest revelation comes two days after the CRU announced that it would release its data as soon as possible, in an effort to provide transparency and to assuage skeptics. It is unclear if the data that remains will provide insight to the global warming debate, since what is left is adjusted data, and without the original raw data it is likely that the conclusions drawn cannot be validated.

Skeptics of global warming have been frustrated by the lack of debate on the issue. Led by John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, more than 31,000 scientists (including over 9,000 PhDs) have added their name to the list of scientists who refute the claim that global warming is a man-made phenomenon. Compare this to the 2,500 scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

In spite of the fact that twelve times as many scientists disagree with global warming claims, the U.S. Climate Czar, Carol Browner, concluded,  “I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.” 

Scott Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary, touts that “several thousand” scientists have come to the conclusion that “climate change is happening and is not, among most people, in dispute.”  When asked about the 31,000 scientists who disagree, how can he claim that there is “no real scientific basis” for refuting it?

One can only hope that if Obamacare is voted into law, such questionable standards and practices won't be used when making life or death decisions about the scientific validity of medical procedures.  We can only pray that procedural outcomes will not be a foregone conclusion, in spite of the evidence and expertise at hand, as we have seen in the global warming debate.
 

Comments

  • Michael Santomauro 4 years ago

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    The falsification of data and the conspiracy to commit same etc, constitutes serious criminal activity. Further, the granting of public funds for research warrants a federal investigation. I’m hoping the perpetrators, including possibly Professor Michael Mann, director of Pennsylvania State University’s Earth System Science Centre and a regular contributor to the popular climate science blog Real Climate, and their facilitators will be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows. — Michael Santomauro

  • mkurbo 4 years ago

    This without a doubt the greatest scientific scandal of the modern era – spinning the natural warming/cooling cycles of the earth into a fairy tale of catastrophe climate alarmism to support their far left agenda.

    When you realize they have cost people, economies and businesses billions, maybe trillions. Not to mention brainwashing a whole generation of kids and young adults with a story based on fabricated data and faulty science.

    These are serious crimes !!!

  • John 4 years ago

    CBS after ten days come out with.. We are uncivilised and not friends of science? It took them 10 days to pen that drivel.. it really is the biggest scam con the world has ever seen.. The sharpest liberal minds are lost in a fog of self delusion..

    They are wrong. They are the crooks. Cooking the books and treating reality like a movie of the week project. its just... AGHHHHH

  • Rmoen 4 years ago

    For twenty years I believed in man-made global warming theory, but the evidence has changed. During that period we have had ten years of warming then ten years of little or no warming. I blame the confusion on the United Nations for getting ahead of their facts. When they claimed CO2 drives global warming, I think they were more concerned about politics and funding than science. One only needs to look at their track record: UN forecasts do not fit what actually happened.

    - Robert Moen, energyplanUSA.com

  • AntonioSosa 4 years ago

    The emails confirm what thousands of HONEST scientists and thinking people all over the world have been telling us – that "man-made global warming" is a HOAX. Based on this hoax, Cap and Trade “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification,” said famed climatologist Dr. S. Fred Singer. It would significantly increase taxes and the cost of energy, forcing many companies to close, thus increasing unemployment, poverty and dependence.

    Cap and trade represents huge taxes and cost increases, which will hurt mostly the poor and the middle class. It would give dictatorial powers to Obama and further enrich his billionaire friends (Gore, Soros, Goldman Sachs, Obama’s Chicago Climate Exchange friends, GE, the United Nations, etc.) -- all at our expense and at the expense of our children and grandchildren.

  • wakenbake 4 years ago

    Question:

    If I told you that we were going to launch a massive campaign to covert the world to christianity, would you go along with it?

    If you buy into "global warming", this is exactly what the key leaders expected. They have turned it into a religion and propogandized the world to obtain power over you. But dont take my word for. Read it in their own words: www.iisd.org/pdf/2007/unep_we_want.pdf

    "The environment should compete with religion as theonly compelling, value-based narrative available to humanity."

    "an extensive propagandizing role ... to support UNEP strategic objectives"

    "along with increased political leverage for UNEP, bringing increased financial leverage to its cause, once again by reaching beyond the national environmental ministries that traditionally are the organization's financial base to more powerful sectors of government as well as business and other interest groups that will see profit and advantage in the new, environment centered approach."

  • Janet Holmes 4 years ago

    Thanks for the article. What we need to do now is focus on what will happen to the US if Obama votes in Copenhagen. The draft treaty is easy to find; pay particular attention to Notes 36, 37 & 38, pages 18 & 19

    FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/INF.2

    This document is the "revised negotiating text" for the draft treaty prepared by facilitators of the Conference of the Parties (Bonn, GE, August 2009), aka, Ad Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action under the Convention. As is, it will give an unelected world government direct power over all financial and trading markets, as well as power over all elected governments of the nations that sign the treaty. The proposed new supranational bureaucratic entity will also have the power to require wealthier nations to redistribute up to 2% of their annual gross domestic product to third-world countries in "reparation" for a "climate debt" now refuted by more than 31,000 scientists.

    As Lord Monckton said this is the 11th hour to protect our libe

  • ReadWryt 4 years ago

    “In the order of several thousand scientists have come to the conclusion that climate change is happening,” Gibbs said. “I don’t think that any of that is, quite frankly among most people, in dispute.”

    Too bad for the "Global Warming" supporters that Science is NOT a Democratic Process, otherwise they could all be measuring climate changes on a flat Earth...

  • M Btok 4 years ago

    Time is getting short and it is coming down to the fact, that soon I will have to pray to the good Lord to maintain our freedoms an not allow our leaders to sign the Copenhagen Treaty, which will take away our liberties, let go and let God-this being a challenge to our Lord and Saviour? However, while there is still time to prevent the loss of a lifetime, perhaps loss of life it's self - I will do what I am able to fight for our freedoms! The whole Climate change agenda is a proven fraud and racketeering, but the United Nations and Globalist governments don't care as that is just the excuse instrument they have used to ensnare us! Has everybody out there become a tree hugger? Anyone out there want to fight and maintain their freedom anymore? Please do all you can to preserve freedom in North America!
    To request that PM Harper doesn't sign the Copenhagen Treaty, thereby causing Canadians to lose their Sovereignty and Freedom email the PM at: pm@pm.gc.ca

  • Patrick McCormick 4 years ago

    Boycott the newspapers for their part in the fraud. Protest outside their offices. Boycott abc, cbs, cnn, and all the rest. Never give up the fight for the truth. The youth have been hurt by this scam. Al Gore needs to be investigated, He has made large sums of money on this. I believe he may be a traitor for what he has done. Any editors have balls to report the truth? Any? Where is the front page news that should say global warming is fraud? Where is it? Al Gore is starting to get booed everywhere he goes and that needs to be continued until justice comes for him. Arrest Al Gore for hurting the youth.

  • LT 4 years ago

    "One can only hope that if Obamacare is voted into law, such questionable standards and practices won't be used when making life or death decisions about the scientific validity of medical procedures. We can only pray that procedural outcomes will not be a foregone conclusion, in spite of the evidence and expertise at hand, as we have seen in the global warming debate."

    Too late.

    Ever since 1977 when George McGovern came out with Dietary Goals for the United States, a consensus was manufactured that saturated fat and cholesterol were causing an epidemic of heart disease. Even though rigorous evidence was lacking (evidence they hoped would eventually be found), it was believed that immediate action was needed to save us from this looming epidemic.

    Attempts to reduce mortality through dietary approaches of lowering cholesterol failed. It was only with the advent of statin drugs was there a lowering of heart disease related deaths, unrelated to their ability to lower cholesterol